The IWGDF Guidelines are written by many experts from all over the world. Here you can see who’s involved, read their biographies, and find the conflict of interest statements.

A/Prof. Dr. Jos van den Berg

Associate professor of Radiology Ospedale Regionale di Lugano, Switzerland Jos C. van den Berg graduated from the Medical School of the State University of Leiden, The […]

Prof. Dr. Viv Chuter

Professor of Podiatry University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia Dr Vivienne Chuter is a Professor of Podiatry at the University of Newcastle. She leads a clinically based […]

Prof. Dr. John Steinberg

Professor in surgery Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington DC, USA Dr. John Steinberg is a Professor and full time […]

Dr. Robert Bem

Diabetologist and Endocrinologist Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine (IKEM), Prague, Czech Republic Dr. Bem is diabetologist and endocrinologist at Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine […]

Dr. Caroline McIntosh

Podiatrist National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland Caroline McIntosh is Chair of the Discipline of Podiatric Medicine and Head of the School of Health Sciences at […]

Prof. Dr. Vince Rowe

Professor of surgery Keck School of Medicine, University of southern California, CA, USA Dr. Rowe holds the title of Professor of Surgery at the Keck School […]

Prof. Dr. Robert Fitridge

Professor of Vascular Surgery University of Adelaide and Royal Adelaide Hospital Rob Fitridge is Professor of Vascular Surgery at the University of Adelaide. He is a […]

Dr. Pam Chen

Podiatrist Affiliation to follow Pam Chen is a podiatrist and a credentialed wound clinician with the Royal Hobart Hospital. She is also an early career researcher, […]

Dr. Peter Lazzarini

Associate professor Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; Allied Health Research Collaborative, Metro North Hospital and Health Service, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Associate Professor Pete Lazzarini […]

Prof. Dr. Ed Boyko

Professor of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology University of Washington, Seattle, USA Edward J. Boyko, MD, MPH, is a Professor of Medicine and Adjunct Professor […]

Prof. Dr. Frances Game

Diabetologist University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust Professor Fran Game has been a consultant Diabetologist at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS […]

Dr. Maria Gala Santini Araujo

Orthopaedic Surgeon Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Argentina -Staff member of Foot and Ankle surgery  Team (Orthopedic Service Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires Argentina ) -Member […]

Dr. Zulfiqarali Abbas

Endocrinologist Department of Internal Medicine, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Abbas Medical Centre, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Dr. Zulfiqarali G. […]

Prof. Dr. Javier Aragon-Sanchez

General Surgeon Department of Surgery and Diabetic Foot Unit, La Paloma Hospital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain Dr. Javier Aragón-Sánchez is a General Surgeon. He […]

Dr. Suzanne van Asten

Resident Medical Microbiology LeidenUniversity Medical Center, Leiden, the Netherlands Suzanne van Asten was born on May 31, 1988 in Bilbao, Spain. After finishing her medical degree […]

Prof. Dr. Lawrence Lavery

Podiatrist and Wound Care Specialist UT Southwestern Medical Centre, Dallas, Texas, USA Lawrence A. Lavery is a tenured Professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery at […]

Dr. Jaap J. van Netten

Senior researcher / Human movement scientist Department of Rehabilitation, Amsterdam UMC, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Dr. Jaap van Netten is a human movement scientist from the Netherlands, […]

Prof. Dr. Vilma Urbancic-Rovan

Specialist in internal medicine – diabetology Department of Endocrinology, University Medical Centre, Ljubljana, Slovenia Vilma Urbancic completed her training in Diabetology at University of Zagreb, Croatia […]

Dr. Joanne Paton

Diabetes Specialist Podiatrist Plymouth University, Plymouth, United Kingdom Dr Paton has extensive clinical experience as a Musculoskeletal Specialist and Diabetes Specialist Podiatrist. Her current clinical focus […]

Dr. Avneesh Chabra

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Prof. Dr. Ilker Uckay

Physician Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Balgrist University Hospital, Switzerland Prof. Dr. med. Ilker Uçkay is a physician who graduated from the University of Zürich, Faculty […]

Prof. Dr. John Embil

Consultant, Infectious Diseases University of Manitoba, and Winnipeg Regional Health Authority; Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. John Embil is a Professor of Medicine, and a specialist in Internal […]

Prof. Dr. Orhan Oz

Radiologist UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX, USA Prof Oz is a board-certified Diagnostic Radiologist with a practice specialty of Nuclear Medicine/Nuclear Radiology. He is Chief, Division of […]

A/Prof. Dr. Isabel Sacco

Associate Professor Physical Therapy, Speech and Occupational Therapy Department, School of Medicine, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil Prof. Isabel C. N. Sacco is an […]

Prof. Dr. Misty Humphries

Vascular surgeon UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA, USA Dr. Humphries is a vascular surgeon that specializes in open vascular and advanced endovascular treatment for arterial […]

Dr. Joachim Nordanstig

Vascular surgeon Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden Joakim Nordanstig is Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer in Vascular Surgery at the Institute of Medicine, Department of Molecular […]

Prof. Dr. Ralf Lobmann

Professor Stuttgart General Hospital, Stuttgart, Germany Education and degrees 1987 High/grammar school degree at "Kaiserdomgymnasium" in Speyer/Rhein 1988-1994 Medical School of Johannes-Gutenberg University of Mainz 1994 […]

Prof. Dr. Michael Conte

Professor of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center, CA, USA Michael S. Conte, M.D. is Professor and Chief of Vascular […]

Dr. Dra Nalini Campillo Vilorio

Specialist in internal medicine - diabetology Department of Diabetology, Diabetic Foot Unit, Plaza de la Salud General Hospital, Dominican Republic   Nalini Campillo completed her training […]

Dr. Anita Raspovic

Podiatrist / Senior Lecturer & Course Coordinator La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia Dr Raspovic is a registered podiatrist and registered psychologist (with AHPRA). She  graduated with […]

Dr. Arun Bal

Orthopaedic surgeon SL Raheja Hospital, Mumbai, India MBBS /MS (General Surgery) from University of Mumbai in 1977 Ph.D in Political Science on”Healthcare as a Human Right” […]

A/Prof. David Russell

Vascular surgeon Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust David trained as a general and vascular surgeon in the Yorkshire and Humber region, UK. His interest in the […]

A/Prof. Crystal Holmes

Associate professor in Internal medicine University of Michigan Medical School, Michigan, USA Associate Professor in Internal Medicine in the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology, and Diabetes (MEND), […]

Prof. Dr. Alberto Piaggesi

Diabetologist, Director University of Pisa, Italy Biography follows soon {{ vc_btn: title=See+full+disclosure+of+interest+%C2%BB&link=url%3Ahttps%253A%252F%252Fiwgdfguidelines.org%252Fwp-content%252Fuploads%252F2019%252F05%252Fpiaggesi-conflict-of-interest-form.pdf%7Ctitle%3ASee%2520full%2520disclosure%2520of%2520interest%2520%25C2%25BB%7Ctarget%3A%2520_blank%7C }}

A/Prof. Ryan Crews

Associate professor Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago, Illinois, USA Ryan Crews, PhD, CCRP is an associate professor within the Dr. William M. Scholl […]

Dr. Klaus Kirketerp-Møller

Orthopaedic surgeon Copenhagen Wound Healing Center, Bispebjerg University Hospital and Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen, Denmark   Klaus Kirketerp-Møller is an orthopaedic surgeon and Head of Copenhagen […]

Prof. Dr. Lee Kirksey

Vascular surgeon Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA Dr. Lee Kirksey is the Walter W. Buckley Endowed Vice Chairman of Vascular Surgery and co-director of The Multicultural […]

Prof. Nicolaas C. Schaper

Internist-endocrinologist Dept. Internal Medicine, Div. Endocrinology, Maastricht University Hospital, the Netherlands. Nicolaas Schaper is since several decades closely involved in the diabetic foot. His research is […]

Prof. Dr. Sigrid Nikol

Head of Department Clinical and Interventional Angiology, Asklepios Klinik, Hamburg, Germany. MEDICAL SCHOOL 1979 - 10. 1985 Medical School, Technical University Aachen, Germany DOCTOR’S THESIS 1988 […]

A/Prof. Dr. Gustav Jarl

Prosthetist Orthotist Department of Prosthetics and Orthotics, Faculty of Medicine and Health, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden; University Health Care Research Centre, Faculty of Medicine and Health, Örebro […]

A/Prof. Gulapar Srisawasdi

Physiatrist Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand Associate Professor Gulapar Srisawasdi is a physiatrist working as a medical instructor at the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Faculty […]

Prof. Dr. Eric Senneville

Specialist in Infectious Diseases Gustave Dron Hospital, Tourcoing, France Prof Eric Senneville, MD, PhD,  trained in medicine in Lille University, France before specializing from 1983 to […]

Prof. Dr. Nobuyoshi Azuma

Vascular surgeon Asahikawa Medical University, Hokkaido, Japan Nobuyoshi Azuma is a vascular surgeon, researching wound healing after revascularization. He is principle investigator of SPINACH registry, a […]

Catherine Gooday

Podiatrist Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals, United Kingdom Catherine Gooday graduated as a podiatrist from the University of Brighton in 1996. She has been the Principal […]

Prof. Dr. Ketan Dhatariya

Professor in Diabetology Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital, United Kingdom Professor Ketan Dhatariya graduated from the University of London in 1991 and did his diabetes and […]

Dr. Christian Behrendt

Vascular surgeon University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany Associate Professor Dr. Christian-Alexander Behrendt (MD) is senior consultant vascular and endovascular surgeon and clinical lecturer in vascular […]

Dr. Edgar Peters

Internist (infectious diseases and acute medicine) Amsterdam UMC, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Edgar J.G. Peters (Heerenveen, Friesland, The Netherlands) started medical school at VU University Medical Center, […]

Prof. Dr. Stephanie Wu

Professor of Podiatric Surgery Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago, IL, USA Dr. Stephanie Wu is Dean of the Dr. William M. Scholl College […]

Dr. Vijay Viswanathan

Diabetologist M.V. Hospital for Diabetes, and Prof. M.Viswanathan Diabetes Research Centre, Royapuram, Chennai, India Head & Chief Diabetologist of M.V. Hospital for Diabetes & President of […]

A/Prof. Dr. Kate McGinigle

Associate professor of Surgery University of North-Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA Dr McGinigle is an Associate Professor of Surgery and practicing vascular surgeon with special research […]

Dr. J. Apelqvist

Senior consultant and associate professor Department of endocrinology University hospital of Skåne in Malmö, and division for clinical sciences University of Lund (Sweden) Jan Apelqvist is […]

Dr. Katherine Raspovic

Podiatric Surgeon University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA Katherine Raspovic, DPM is an Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the […]

Dr. Genève Allison

Associate Professor of Medicine Tufts University School of Medicine, Medford, MA, USA Dr. Allison’s clinical practice, research and teaching focus on the intersection of complex infections […]

Prof. Dr. William Jeffcoate

Endocrinologist Nottingham University Trust, United Kingdom William Jeffcoate first established a specialist service for the care of the foot in diabetes in 1982. He has always […]

Prof. Dr. Matilde Monteiro-Soares

Podiatrist / Assistant teacher / Researcher Coordinator of Podiatry course @ Portuguese Red Cross School of Health - Lisbon Assistant Teacher at MEDCIDS –  Departamento de Medicina da […]

Prof. Dr. Zhangrong Xu

Professor of medicine The 306th Hospital of PLA, Beijing, China Dr. Zhangrong Xu graduated from Hunan Medical College as post-graduate doctor in 1983. He finished post-graduate […]

Prof. Dr. Dane Wukich

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX, USA Dane K. Wukich, M.D., is Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UT Southwestern, […]

Prof. Dr. David Armstrong

Professor of Surgery / Podiatrist University of Southern California, USA Dr. Armstrong is Professor of Surgery at the University of Southern California. Dr. Armstrong holds a Master […]

Dr. Nina Petrova

Clinical researcher King's College, London, UK Nina Petrova is a clinical researcher in the Diabetic Foot Clinic at King’s College Hospital and an Adjunct Senior Clinical […]

Matthew Malone

Conjoint Senior Lecturer / Director of Research South West Sydney Limb Preservation and Wound Research , South West Sydney Local Health District, Ingham Institute of Applied […]

Dr. Zaina Albalawi

Endocrinologist Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, Memorial University, Canada   Zaina Albalawi is an endocrinologist and clinical epidemiologist with clinical and research expertise in diabetes, […]

Prof. Dr. Majdi Alhasan

Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine School of Medicine Columbia, University of South-Carolina, USA Dr. Al-Hasan graduated from the faculty of medicine at the University of Jordan […]

Dr. Prashanth Vas

Consultant Diabetologist King's College London, UK Dr Prash Vas is a Consultant Diabetologist and Diabetic Foot Physician at Kings College Hospital, London. The King’s Diabetes Foot […]

Prof. Dr. Maarit Venermo

Vascular surgeon Helsinki University Hospital, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland Professor Venermo is head of the department of vascular surgery at Helsinki University Hospital. Her research […]

Prof. Dr. Robert J Hinchliffe

Professor of vascular surgery University of Bristol Robert Hinchliffe is Professor of Vascular Surgery at the University of Bristol, Bristol Surgical Trials Centre and Bristol NIHR […]

A/Prof. Dr. Sicco A. Bus

Human movement scientist Amsterdam UMC, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Dr. Sicco Bus is a human movement scientist and works as an associate professor and principle investigator at […]

Dr. Emma Hamilton

Endocrinologist Fiona Stanley Hospital, Perth, Australia Dr Emma Hamilton is an Endocrinologist at Fiona Stanley and Fremantle Hospitals, Clinical Senior Lecturer at UWA and Clinical Lead […]

Anne Rasmussen

Podiatrist Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen, Gentofte, Denmark Podiatrist Anne Rasmussen is the daily team leader of the Foot Clinic at Steno Diabetes Centre Copenhagen (SDCC), Gentofte, […]

Prof. Dr. Joseph Mills

Vascular Surgeon Baylor College of Medicine Joseph L. Mills, M.D. is a board certified vascular surgeon in Houston. Dr. Mills earned his medical degree at Georgetown […]

Prof. Dr. Mary Hastings

Professor of Physical Therapy and Orthopaedic Surgery Washington University, St Louis, MO, USA Dr. Mary K. Hastings is Professor of Physical Therapy and Orthopaedic Surgery in […]